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Will @Qwikster Become the Next Charlie Sheen?


Soon to be the star of his own sitcom, “Two and a Half Brain Cells.”

He's been mocked. He's been laughed at. He's been told he'll make a mint. But one thing @Qwikster has not been told yet is that he could be the star of a CBS (NYSE: CBS) sitcom.

He may not be #winning, but he sure is popular. With more than 9,600 followers (as of 9:20 a.m EDT this morning), @Qwikster is quickly shooting up the ranks.

(Wait, did I just say “shooting up” while referring to @Qwikster? Oh geez, poor choice of words…)

Thus far, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has not spoken to the outspoken pot-smoker. But if he plays his cards right, he could land himself the lead role in a primetime comedy. Granted, I'm not sure that @Qwikster knows how to play cards. It's safe to say he probably doesn't know how to count them. But if he could learn – I suggest starting with something simple, like War or Fish – maybe he could get an agent, call some directors, hook up with a screenwriter…

But wait, what am I saying? He already has an agent: Netflix. In just one day, Netflix helped @Qwikster grow from a few dozen Twitter followers to nearly 10,000. Name one Hollywood agent that has been able to pull that off with a rising star before he or she has made a single film.

That's not all that Netflix has done for @Qwikster. In addition to the insurmountable Twitter buzz, the man-who-knew-too-little (for real – he doesn't know much) is already scoring primetime attention. Just this morning NBC aired an update on Netflix and its embattled spin-off, Qwikster. Every time the reporter mentioned Qwikster, listeners all across the country couldn't help but automatically insert the “@” in front of the word. Thus, instead of thinking, “Qwikster – the next disaster in home entertainment,” we now think, “Qwikster – the next Charlie Sheen.”

@Qwikster may not be on TV yet, but he's already showing signs of Hollywood behavior. Just last night he warned against the potential threat of aspiring actors wishing to capitalize on his success, including @Qwikster2.

“Son u aint gonna make me like u if ur trying to copy my name for example @Qwikster2 fake ***,” @Qwikster tweeted.

When can we expect the famed tweeter to make his film or TV debut? No one knows for sure. Calls to his agent, Netflix, were not returned.

But considering that @Qwikster has not tweeted in over 10 hours, we can conclude one thing: he's probably still asleep.

Follow me @LouisBedigian

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